Bulgur-Lentil BurgersSubmitted by: THRIFTYMAMA
IntroductionThis is an adaptation of a vegan lentil burger recipe I found here at SparkRecipes. To make this vegan, simply omit the oil and use non-stick cooking spray or a non-stick skillet. This is an adaptation of a vegan lentil burger recipe I found here at SparkRecipes. To make this vegan, simply omit the oil and use non-stick cooking spray or a non-stick skillet.
1 clove garlic, minced or grated
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 Cups vegetable broth or stock
1/2 cup dry lentils, rinsed and picked over
1/2 cup dry bulgur wheat
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal (quick oats work best, or crush old-fashioned oats a bit with your fingers)
1 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
When the lentils and bulgur are done, remove from the heat, uncover, and let cool until the mixture is cool enough to handle (fluff with a fork occasionally to prevent heat from being trapped in the middle). Meanwhile, finely chop the onion.
When the lentils and bulgur are cool, thoroughly combine them in a mixing bowl with the oatmeal, salt, and onion. Mashing the mixture a bit with your hands or a wooden spoon will make the patties hold their shape a little better.
Let the burger mixture hang out in the mixing bowl while you heat the EVOO in a large skillet, over medium-high heat. Let the oil get nice and hot, so it spreads itself around the pan and begins to ripple or shimmer. Form the lentil mixture into 4 generous patties (about an inch thick and 4 inches in diameter). Saute the patties in the oil for 6 minutes on each side.
Top with cheese and/or other burger "fixin's" and serve on burger buns with oven fries or a garden salad.
Number of Servings: 4
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user THRIFTYMAMA.